Career zone

Personal development

The summer school programme is about much more than academic study. Attending the programme will allow you to experience university life in the UK as well as help you think about which choice of university, degree subject and careers you are interested in.  The programme will include information about careers, the UCAS application process and throughout the programme you will be able to develop your team working and communication skills, which are important in any career that you pursue.

The programme also features social activities designed to help you get to know your fellow students, make friends and enjoy you time outside of class. 

There will be evening events on campus and in Exeter plus day trips at the weekend which will include a trip to one of Devon's beaches, home to some of Europe's best surf beaches, and the spectacular local countryside.

About Exeter

The city of Exeter is located in the south-west of England, 2 hours from London by train, and is consistently rated as one of the best places in the UK to live and study.  Visiting the city centre, you will be able to see over 2,000 years of recorded history, including original Roman walls, a medieval cathedral and Elizabethan buildings, alongside a modern and lively city centre.  Exeter also has a number of award-winning museums, theatres and galleries close to the campus.

Harry Potter fans will be pleased to know that Exeter is home to the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and other locations from the books – Exeter alumnus J.K. Rowling is said to have been inspired by a number of locations in Exeter when writing the Harry Potter series.

About the University

The University of Exeter is one of the fastest-rising, fastest-growing universities in the UK. We deliver an inspiring first class education, and provide you with the skills necessary for a successful career. We help you make the most of yourself, be who you want to be.

A first class education

  • We are ranked 14th by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2017, and 13th by The Complete University Guide 2017
  • Our students are consistently among the most satisfied in the UK according to the National Student Survey
  • Gold rating in the UK Government’s first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • Our academics are research leaders in their fields. 82 per cent of our research is rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014)
  • We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities